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Israel welcomes Trump’s move to back away from two-state solution

Jerusalem, Feb 16: Israeli cabinet ministers welcomed United States President Donald Trump’s statement on Wednesday to end the long-held two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Washington would no longer insist that any peace deal leads to a recognised Palestinian state, Trump said in the first meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since the presidential e...

 
UN warns Trump over his reversal on ‘two-state’ solution

United Nations, Feb 16: The UN chief has warned US President Donald Trump against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying there is “no alternative”. It came after Trump went against decades of US policy, saying he would back whatever formula led to peace. Palestinians reacted with alarm to the possibility that the US could drop support fo...

 
Republican senators unnerved by Trump-Russia relationship

Washington, Feb 16: US Senate Republicans are expressing growing concerns about the relationship between President Donald Trump’s administration and Russia, the media reported. “Everybody is unnerved by what they read, but (they’re) not going to make decisions based on headlines,” said South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Co...

 
Macri, Trump discuss region on phone

Buenos Aires, Feb 16: US President Donald Trump has chatted briefly with his Argentine counterpart, Mauricio Macri, on telephone discussing the region and Venezuela “in particular”, a media report said. During the five-minute call on Wednesday, Trump reiterated his invitation to Macri to visit Washington and also said that he was “very happy” because new jobs were being ...

 
Russian spy ship spotted near US coast

Washington, Feb 16: A Russian spy ship sits 30 miles off the US coast of Connecticut, according to an American defence official. This is the farthest north the Russian spy vessel has ever ventured, the official told CNN on Wednesday. The Leonov, which conducted similar patrols in 2014 and 2015, was off the coast of Delaware, but typically it only travels as far as Virginia. The ship is based with ...

 
Myanmar reopens border gate with Bangladesh

Yangon, Feb 16: Myanmar has reopened a border gate with Bangladesh which was temporarily closed following terrorist attacks on some three border posts in 2016, the State Counsellor’s Office here said on Thursday. The border gate (number one) was reopened for entry and departure in Maungtaw in Rakhine state over the weekend following restoration of peace and stability in the region after M...

 
IS bombing kills over 72 in Pakistan

Karachi, Feb 16: A devastating explosion, claimed by the Islamic State, ripped through a Sufi shrine in Sehwan town of Pakistan’s Sindh province on Thursday, killing at least 72 people, including 12 women and four children, and injuring over 250 others.

Assistant Superintendent of Police in Sehwan said a suicide bomber entered the Lal Shehbaz Qalandar shrine through its Golden Gat...

 
Two more arrested over Kim Jong-nam killing

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 16: Two more suspects were arrested in connection with the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the police said. So far, three arrests have been made in the case, Malay Mail Online reported. Kim Jong-nam, 46, was believed to have been poisoned by two women on Monday as he waited for a flight at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. A...

 
Sharif son’s counsel terms the documents a ‘fraud’

Panamagate

Islamabad, Feb 16: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son’s counsel on Thursday submitted documents in the Supreme Court, asserting that the property in London was not owned by the family, the media reported. Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Sharif’s eldest son Hussain Nawaz, told the court that it seems the documents released by Mossack Fonseca &md...

 
Hafiz Saeed wants travel ban revoked

Islamabad, Feb 16: Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has urged the Pakistan government to allow him to travel abroad, it was reported on Thursday. Asking the government to remove his name from the outside Exit Control List, Saeed said he was “neither a security risk nor did his outfit ever engage in terrorist activities”, Dawn News reported...

 
Kid wants job with Google, Pichai encourages her

London, Feb 16: For most of the kids, toys are what fascinate them. But this seven-year-old girl from Britain wrote a letter to Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking him for a job — and received an encouraging reply. According to a report in Business Insider on Thursday, Chloe Bridgewater, who lives in Hereford, Britain, sent a hand-written letter to Pichai for a job. “Dear Googl...

 
Church of England rejects opposition to gay marriage, activists happy

London, Feb 16: Gay rights campaigners on Thursday welcomed the Church of England’s rejection of a report calling for continued opposition to same-sex marriage, the media reported. The report by the House of Bishops called for a “culture of welcome and support” for gay Christians, but stopped short of accepting same-sex unions, the BBC reported.

The House of Bishops vo...

 
Myanmar ends clearance operations in Rakhine state

Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 16: The Myanmar government concluded “clearance operations” in Rakhine state, where the military had imposed a four-month blockade which prompted the UN to warn of possible crimes against humanity, the media reported on Thursday. The attack on three border posts last October in Maungdaw, bordering Bangladesh, which was subsequently attributed to Rohingya Muslim insu...

 
January 2017 third-hottest on record: NASA

New York, Feb 16: January 2017 was just a little cooler than last year and its temperature matched that for the same month in 2007, making it the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to NASA scientists. Last month’s temperature was 0.20 degrees Celsius cooler than the warmest January in 2016. However, it was 0.92 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean Janua...

 
Over 1,000 evacuated in New Zealand wildfire

Wellington, Feb 16: A wildfire has destroyed at least 11 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 people in New Zealand’s Christchurch city, authorities said on Thursday. Around 450 homes were officially evacuated on Thursday morning.

A state of emergency was declared in the South Island city and neighbouring Selwyn district late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smo...

 
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 Arunachal News
Arunachal to forward Pul’s diary to Home Ministry
CM holds pre-budget consultation
Congress flays Khandu government
PPA demands rectification of Statehood Act
 Meghalaya News
UDP refutes claim of being instigated by Congress
NEIGRIHMS bags 2nd prize
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BJYM submits memorandum for issuing ST certificates
 Northeast News
No force can disintegrate Manipur, says Rajnath Singh
168 candidates in fray for first phase Manipur polls
 Cachar News
Parimal Suklabaidya inaugurates Swami Pranavanand Nilayam
PWD Minister lays foundation stone for repair work of 4 roads
 National News
Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire in Jammu
Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir dead
Shabana Azmi lays stress on vaccine for diarrhea
India may meet its energy needs from moon by 2030
 International News
What makes you a lefty or a righty?
Trump again attacks media at Florida rally
New US entry bar order will likely exempt green-card holders
Trump a ‘pathological liar’, says Bernie Sanders
 State-1
Book–keeping training programme for SHG members held
Tezpur temples decked up for Shivaratri
HS final exam from today
Debate workshop held
 State-2
Tribute paid to eminent businessman and BJP leader Pradip Das
Divisional youth committee of NFRMY Rangiya formed
IGNOU opens study centre at Dhemaji Commerce College
Tribute to Bina Bora
 Local Sports
Deepraj Chetiya Lifts Ametuer Golf Championship Title
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All Guwahati squash concludes
NFRSA storm into final
 Sports
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Smith replaces Dhoni
Starc opts out of IPL 2017
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 Editorial
Foreigners Tribunals
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Operation Sadbhavna bringing Army & people closer
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
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